Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A at the Commission to receive comments on the proposed changes to Regulation 67-706 (R4283) Oral Argument. The proposed regulation will include the addition of a subsection “D” which would require parties to be present in the designated waiting area of the Commission no later than 30 minutes prior to the time for which their cases are scheduled to be argued.
Proposed Regulation (new language underlined):
R 67 706. Oral Argument
A. Each party is permitted ten minutes for oral argument. The appellant is permitted three minutes for reply.
B. If both parties have appealed, each party is permitted ten minutes for oral argument, and each party is permitted three minutes for reply.
C. A party may request additional time for argument by attaching a motion to the Form 30. The Commission will issue an order before the case is set for argument.
D. Parties must sign in and be present in the designated waiting area of the Commission no later than 30 minutes prior to the time for which their cases are scheduled to be argued. Any party who fails to comply with this regulation is subject to a $100 fine, except for good cause shown. The requirements of this regulation must be set forth in bold type on the hearing notice.
The Proposed Regulation was published in the March 23, 2012 State Register (enter 4283 as the document number). The deadline to receive written comments was 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Source: SC WCC